Oct 10, 2014 1:42 PM

Quick-thinking neighbor saves Manchester, NH, man trapped under car


MANCHESTER - Fire officials say a quick-thinking neighbor saved the life of a Manchester man after he became trapped under his car on South Lincoln Street.

The neighbor heard his cries for help and called 911.

Police did not release the name of the victim, but gave his address as 85 S. Lincoln St.

The man was working on a vehicle in his back yard when the jack holding it up slipped and the car fell and landed on his chest.

The victim was unable to move and attempted to alert someone to call 911. A neighbor heard his cries for help and called 911, police said.

Crews arrived within two minutes and used tools on the fire trucks to rescue the man, who was transported to a local hospital with chest injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening.

The alert neighbor in addition to the rapid response and quick actions fire and rescue probably saved the man's life, according to District Chief Michael Gamache.

"Any delay in any of these actions would have more than likely contributed to the man sustaining further life-threatening injuries," he said.


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